Sermons

The Sinning King
We know deep down there’s a problem with us that needs fixing. Our attempts to deal with sin without Jesus will only escalate this, bringing anxiety and chaos rather than peace and rest. In this sermon we’re looking at a dark chapter in the life of Israel’s great king…it’s revealing of our own hearts, and also of refreshing cleansing Jesus brings. Outline The seeds of sin (11:1) David falls (11:2-6) The cover-up (11:7-20) Jesus can wash you clean

A Forever King
Do you want to build something which lasts? David desires to build a house for God and secure his peace and blessing, but God reminds him that he is the one who builds things that last. God promises David’s son will build his house and God himself will make a kingdom that will last forever. Outline David has plans (vv1-2) But so does God (v4) … because God hasn’t asked (vv5-7, 1 Kings 5:3) … because God will build (vv8-17) David’s humble praise (vv18-29) Where is this forever king? Read more

A Dancing King
In the rest King David brings to God’s people we see glimpses of a priest-king like Adam in Eden or Melchizedek in (Jeru)Salem. David rejoices in God’s presence as we see the fulfilment of God’s promises to Abraham. Outline The danger of God in a box (6:1-11) Dancing in God’s presence (6:12-20) Despising the delight of God (6:21-23) Jesus, the dancing priest-king Dancing before God

A Rising King
Proud King Saul is dead and David has been anointed as king. Is he the king we’ve been waiting for? Outline Dying by the sword (2 Samuel 2:1) The backstory Saul Falls, David Rises 2 Samuel 1:1-2 2 Samuel 1:15-16 2 Samuel 2:1 2 Samuel 1:19 2 Samuel 9:7, 11 Kingdom Habits

Where Do I Find the Good Life?
What are you searching for? Looking for the living? Finding the good life in the perfect man

What’s Good About Good Friday?
Big questions What’s not good about Good Friday? What’s good about Good Friday? Forgiveness Paradise What are you searching for?

The Living Cross
Good news (15:1-11) So … the dead will be raised (15:12-23) Jesus is the living king (15:24-28) it’s worth living for Jesus (15:29-34) But how are the dead raised? (15:35-54) Praise God and live for Jesus (15:55-58)

The Foolish Cross
In the lead-up to Easter, we’re reflecting on the foolish cross and the empty tomb from 1 Corinthians 1 and 15. Talk Outline The cross is foolish and weak? (1:18-25) The church is foolish and weak? (1:26-31) So stick with the foolish and weak message (2:1-5) Knowing Christ Crucified

Carry Your Cross
Who needs healing? (vv1-6) Generous humility (vv7-11) Generous invitation (vv12-24) Count the cost (vv25-35)

Enter Through the Narrow Door
Foxes in the coop (vv33-35, 1-5) Judgement is coming (vv6-9) …because of the predators (vv10-17) The kingdom of judgement and safety (vv18-35) So repent, or you too will perish!